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Theory of Flow and its influence on our work

Introduction Many years ago my dad introduced me to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's theory of Flow. It has stuck with me all these years and something I often come back to and think about in both work and personal life. As a mainly technical cloud blog I will be focusing on how understanding flow could help you and your colleagues in relation to work, but hopefully you will also be able to apply the same to your personal life. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's theory of Flow identifies that people are happiest when they are in a state of flow. This is a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand. These are times your are so absorbed by the activity you are in "the zone" to the point you forget all other concerns or outside influences. Because you are so consumed by the task at hand you have no capacity for thinking about other tasks eating, drinking etc Csikszentmihalyi highlights our nervous system can only process so much information per second so